Meghan Markle Surprises Her Makeup Artist Daniel Martin for His Birthday During New York Visit

During her trip to New York to support her longtime friend, Serena Williams, at the US Open, Meghan Markle surprised her makeup artist friend Daniel Martin.

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Meghan Markle's (opens in new tab) title should be changed to "Duchess of Friendship" because she's an A+, ride or die BFF if ever there was one.

This weekend, the Duchess of Sussex flew across the Atlantic so she could cheer on her good friend, Serena Williams (opens in new tab), in person at the US Open Finals in New York City on Saturday.

Even though she had a packed day planned, Meghan found time between impromptu public yoga classes (opens in new tab) and watching tennis matches (opens in new tab) to celebrate the birthday of another good friend of hers: Makeup artist Daniel Martin (opens in new tab).

Daniel shared a picture of his birthday cupcakes on Instagram—and gave Meghan a shoutout in the caption:

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Daniel and Meghan (opens in new tab) have been tight for years and their bond is unquestionably close. Not only was he entrusted with doing her makeup for her royal wedding (opens in new tab) in 2018, but he was among the first guests to visit her at Frogmore Cottage (opens in new tab) and she makes him avocado toast (opens in new tab) when they hang out.


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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.